PG certificateThe Ascent is a Film programme that first aired in 1994 and has been classified a PG certificate.

The Ascent is a 3 star programme

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The Ascent (1994)

Directed by
Donald Shebib

The inspiring true story of an Italian prisoner of war incarcerated at the foot of Mount Kenya during World War II who escapes from the prison camp to conquer the unforgiving peak. Having determined his goal, Franco (Vincent Spano) finds himself faced with a competitor, British camp commander Major Farrell (Ben Cross) who has long been a rival of Franco's for the love of Patricia (Rachel Ward). Now the two men take their battle to the steep slopes of Africa's most notorious mountain in a quest to reach the summit and win the hand of the woman they both love.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 110 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1994

3/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: Canada/USA

Filmed in Colour


Asiba Asiba...Kimbo
Leslie Cardillo...Ugo
Philip Chege...African Hunter
Ben Cross...Major David Farrell
John de Veillers...Major Quinn
Jon Freeman...Paulo
Mark Ingall...Sgt. Thomas
Lenny Juma...Askari
Simon Thomas Kenyon...Geoffrey Stewart
Nigel Kynaston...Carlo
Rodrigo S. Lacruz...Francesco
Tony Lo Bianco...Enzo
Kenneth Mason...Stewart
Rory McGuinness...Andrew
Oby Obyeridhiabo...Mathew
Jacob Otieno...Askari
Vincent Spano...Franco Distassi
Joe Valadez...Guido
Rico Vanden Hurck...Kirst
Rachel Ward...Patricia